Strategies for Your Off Day on the Day-Off Diet

Learn how to handle your off day while on the Day-Off Diet.

Strategies for Your Off Day on the Day-Off Diet

The Day-Off Diet is designed with a day off to help you lose weight without feeling deprived. But, a day off from the diet doesn’t mean you should devour all of the foods you’ve been craving. It’s a day to eat just enough of what you want to feel satisfied. Make the most of your off day with these five strategies that will keep you on track to reach your weight loss goals. Get more information on the Day-Off Diet here and take the Day-Off Diet Assessment to see which social support group is right for you.

Plan Your Days Off Around Special Events

Before you begin planning your Day-Off Diet schedule, make sure your calendar has all of the special occasions, social events, and birthdays for that month marked down. (Download the plan to print your calendar out.) This will help you strategically select your off days so you don’t find yourself feeling deprived at special events.

Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.

THE INITIAL INTERACTION

Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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